Welcome to the Spring Valley High School Band website. This site includes specific information about our band program, curriculum, parent information, related band sites, band calendar, and current news and events. Please use this site frequently as an operational tool and guide to our program. If you are a parent or student within our community, we hope you find the information that you seek and that it will help you have a successful 2015-16 school year. If you are new to the area, or this site, please enjoy your stay. ~ David C. Allison, Director of Bands
Latest News and Information...
2A/4A Volunteers Needed!!
On Saturday, October 31st we are hosting the SCBDA State Finals for 2A/4A class schools. This is our largest fundraiser of the year and we need ALL hands on deck to make the day special for the visiting bands.
We need ALL band families to participate and help out for at least two work shifts, though our students are expected to be there all day. Most of our parent volunteers will be there all day, sun-up until well after sun-down. Please follow this link for each job description and to sign up to help. You may contact our 2A/4A Volunteer Coordinator, Dana Fleming, at email@example.com, for more information. Our students will sign up to volunteer during band class.
Band Fruit Sale
- Orders due October 21st
Follow this link to place orders online...
Giving Back to Our Stricken Community - 10/8/15
Thank you so much to our Spring Valley Band students who could have slept in this morning, but chose instead to join the SV Student Council and SV faculty in directing traffic, unloading and sorting donations, and helping load up trucks and cars to deliver needed items to God's Storehouse, the Red Cross shelter at Lower Richland High School, and The Family Thrift Store on Two Notch Road that supplies items to the Oliver Gospel Mission. As you can see from these before and after photos from God's Storehouse we have made a difference!! The before photos were taken just yesterday, the day before our donation drive. We collected cases of water, canned goods, toiletries, cleaning supplies, trash bags, diapers and wipes, clothing, and much more. We lost track of how many truck and car loads were delivered throughout our community. Our band students were too busy to stop and take a band group photo, but follow this link to check out photos of all of the SV students and faculty in action!! The "Before" photos are from faculty member, Nina Tyler, and the "After" photos are from faculty member and band parent, Regina Dilley.
October Band Booster Meeting
The date of our October Booster Club meeting has been changed from Tuesday, October 13 to Tuesday, October 20 at 6:00 pm.
Thank you for your understanding!
Fundraiser - Belk Department Store
We have the opportunity, as a Booster Club, to participate in the Belk Charity Day Sale. Great news...for every $5 charity ticket you sell, your child will be credited the $5!! For example, if you sell 10 charity tickets, then you receive $50! Belk gives the total amount to the fundraiser group. There is no limit either on how many you may sell, and Mary Havens has information on how we can sell them at the store as well. Therefore, we have many opportunities to participate in this fundraiser.
Follow this link for full information about this fundraiser and to signup to sell at Belk and help raise money for your student's band fees!
Photographer and band parent, Joe Gray with Distinctive Images Photography LLC, will be taking individual portraits of our band students in their marching band uniforms, with and without their instruments, on September 29th and October 1st during their band classes. All guard members and band members that do not attend Spring Valley High will be photographed after school. Joe and his wife, Beth Gray, will be reviewing previews with the parents for those wishing to order during band rehearsals two weeks later. The dates and times will be posted next week.
October Extra Credit Opportunities
Students, click here or check out the new link above under the "Students" tab to learn about some extra credit opportunities for the month of October.
Looking for Private Lessons?
Follow this link for more information on private instructors recommended by Mr. Allison.
Photos by Randy Lee Photography
Randy Lee, one of our SV Band volunteers with our Pit Crew, is a professional photographer. He has been taking photos of our band students for many years. Feel free to follow this link to view the 2015-2016 band photos Randy has taken thus far.
Stonehenge Props for Sale!
Spring Valley band is selling the Stonehenge props used in our 2014 competitive marching show. The props are in excellent condition. Asking price $3000. Contact director of Spring Valley Bands,
David Allison for additional details.
Prop Pictures here
Upcoming Dates and Events
2nd- Home Game (White Knoll) Full Band (Homecoming) 5:30 Call Time
9th – Home Game (Blythewood) Full Band 5:30 Call Time (8th Grade Night)
(Leaders and 8th graders 5:00 Call)
10th- Marching Contest: Palmetto Esprit de Corps- Irmo
13th – Fourth Fair Share Payment Due: $80
17th – Marching Contest @ Blythewood HS Call Time TBA
24th – Marching Contest @ Providence HS, Charlotte North Carolina
30th- Home Game (Ridge View) SCHOOL SENIOR NIGHT 5:30 Call
31st- *Host 2A-4A State Marching Championship Call Time TBA
(*All Parents and Students should plan to work this event.)
4th - Final Day to sign up for Region Band auditions.
6th - Away Game vs. Westwood- Full Band (Band Senior Night- 6:00 call)
7th - 5A- State Marching Finals TBA
9th –Master Classes/All State Solo Prep/ All Band Students – 4 to 6
11th - Veterans Day School Assembly 9:00- Symphonic Band- Concert Dress
13th - Playoff Game TBA
16th - Master Classes/All State Solo Prep/ All Band Students – 4 to 6
19th – Fall Concert at SV Auditorium- 6:30 PM
20th – Final Fair Share Payment Due: $80 (Total $400)
20th- Playoff Game TBA
For a full list of dates for 2015-16 click here...
Spring Valley Bands
120 Sparkleberry Lane
Columbia, SC 29229
Phone: 803-699-3500 x69810
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2015 SCBDA Outstanding Performance Award Winner
10th Straight Year!
Check out our 2014 Competitive Show